I had blue cut birch plywood for me so I could get it home in my car. I sanded it really well, using several grades of sandpaper, I stained it with kona colored stain and put it together very easily. The only trouble I had was when my daughter and I brought it from the garage into the house because it's big, awkward and heavy. Thanks to TDC for posting these plans. Get building...you won't be sorry.
$120.00 for screws, wood and stain.
15-20 hours? I'm not sure, I work on stuff when I can...and I'm slow and my garage is very disorganized which slows me down even more.
birch plywood - 2 sheets
kona stain - it's really dark - love it
I modified the Design Confidential's plans to accomodate larger cushions and made a fire table to match. The plans are easy to follow and the Kreg jig made assembly a cinch.
Originally, I planned to use readily available Sunbrella cushions from Lowe's that were 25" square and around $90 for the sofas and chair. Unfortunately, they were back ordered so I found a guy on Etsy who custom manufactures cushions near me and only cost a bit more. Overall the dimensions of the sofas are 82" wide and 32" deep and 28" tall. I made the arms a bit taller as I am 6'5" and wanted the back cushions to have a little more support. The fire table is 50" by 30" with a 30" by 10" fire pan and burner inside. The burner and pan was purchased on Amazon and I isolated it from the cedar base by using metal L brackets and U-shaped aluminum channels over the L-brackets (U-side down). The burner pan sits on top of the U-channels which are a little over 30" apart and in the center of the table. The marble is calacatta gold but looks more like carrara. The fire glass is from allfireglass, a retailer on Ebay. The wood was finished with Sikkens Cetol CRD, which is a marine grade finish designed to keep the cedar looking like new without the typical gray-silver weathering that occurs after a couple years.
Western Red Cedar